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Articles Tagged Mastering

  • Monday, July 11, 2016
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    Daniel Keller 07/11/16 06:04 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   No one will argue that digital technology has done much to empower musicians to take control over their recordings. Today’s artists are far less dependent on high-priced recording professionals, with many great-sounding projects having never even seen the inside of a recording studio. But while the average modern laptop rig can run circles around the Abbey Roads of yesteryear, the knowledge and expertise of those old-school engineers has yet to be bundled into a plugin.… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMixerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, July 06, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/06/16 02:00 PM,
    Waves Audio is now shipping the Waves Infected Mushroom Pusher plugin, created in collaboration with electronic music duo Infected Mushroom.  Twice ranked among the world’s “10 Best DJs” by DJ Mag, Infected Mushroom are renowned for being the sonic innovators behind psychedelic trance, a subgenre of electronic music known for their hypnotic arrangements, complex layered melodies and synthetic rhythms. They have collaborated with the likes of Lady Gaga, Zedd and The Doors.  The Waves Infected Mushroom Pusher plugin is an… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 06/28/16 06:04 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   I know it may be hard to believe, but I too used to believe this was true. I had simply never given it much thought. Maybe you’re in the same boat? The issue was, I made the mistake of confusing headroom with dynamic range. Put simply, when I looked at the master fader, if there was a lot of room between the loudest peak of my mix and 0 dBFS (clipping,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioDigitalMeasurementMixerMonitoringSignalSoftwareStudioSystem

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 05/24/16 06:16 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   You hear it all over the place. “Help! My mixes don’t translate!” In other words, “My mix sounds awesome in my studio, but then when I play it anywhere else – in my car, on my stereo, on my iPod – it sounds awful.” What’s the problem? It could be any number of things – your monitors, your room, your headphones…maybe even your recordings themselves. But let’s step away from talking… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogProductionAudioAnalogEducationEngineerMeasurementMonitoringSignalStudioSystem

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/26/16 09:08 AM,
    MasteringBOX announces availability of its namesake MasteringBOX mastering app for Android devices, allowing musicians and amateur producers to master their tracks using only a smartphone or tablet… and all for free. MasteringBOX is an online mastering application with a smart artificial intelligence that can detect the dynamic and spectral characteristics of the track being mastered and apply appropriate adjustments, allowing amateur producers and independent artists alike to master their song, podcast, or live recording. The MasteringBOX mastering website was launched… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • Monday, April 11, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 04/11/16 05:55 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Editor’s note: This article originally ran in 2011, but the information is still just as useful and relevant today. A question I’m often asked is “Do You Mix With Headphones”, which I think is something worth discussing. To start, here are a few comments I’ve received in response to this very question: David S. I cater to the most popular form of listening. So far, I’ve found that mixing to headphones… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogProductionAudioAnalogEducationLoudspeakerMonitoringSignalStudioSystemTechnician

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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    Nigel Redmon 03/30/16 06:19 AM,
    This article is provided by EarLevel Engineering.   To dither means to add noise to our audio signal. Yes, we add noise on purpose, and it is a good thing. How can adding noise be a good thing??!!! We add noise to make a trade. We trade a little low-level hiss for a big reduction in distortion. It’s a good trade, and one that our ears like. The Problem The problem results from something Nyquist didn’t mention about a real-world… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureVideoStudy HallDigitalProcessorStudio

  • Thursday, March 03, 2016
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    Maureen Droney 03/03/16 01:29 PM,
    Excerpted from Mix Masters: Platinum Engineers Reveal Their Secrets for Success.   The most revered and respected pop music of all time is, indisputably, that made by the Beatles. Almost forty years after they were recorded, their words and melodies are still heard all over the world. Even today, producers and musicians speak of Beatles’ records with awe as they strive for some modicum of the artistic and commercial success achieved by those records. And while many much more recent… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallEducationEngineerMicrophoneStudio

  • Thursday, February 25, 2016
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    Mauro J. Caputi 02/25/16 07:09 AM,
    Can you recognize the difference between a major chord, a minor chord, or a 7th chord? Can you identify a song’s chord progression without seeing the sheet music? Skills of this type are great for musicians who sing or play an instrument, but can they help a sound mixer? Mixing live and/or recorded sound requires a different set of critical listening skills - skills that are often acquired from many years of experience, by trial and error, or from being… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingFeatureProductionAudioEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/24/16 04:12 PM,
    Veteran mastering engineer Pete Lyman of Infrasonic Mastering in Echo Park has mastered projects for Rival Sons, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Panic! At the Disco, and Sebadoh, with virtually all of them passing through his Manley Stereo Variable Mu Limiter Compressor. Recent projects included Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, which received a 2015 GRAMMY nomination for “Best Americana Album,” Jason Isbell’s Something More than Free, which garnered two 2016 Grammy Awards, and Chris Stapleton’s… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogEngineerProcessorStudio



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